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Dalai Lama discharged from hospital in New Delhi
NEW DELHI: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi with chest infection, was discharged on Friday (12 April). He will be resting in Delhi for some days before returning to Dharamsala.

He had returned to Dharamsala from Delhi after attending an international conference on Monday, but the next day he felt uneasiness in his chest and had to be brought here for checkup, according to Tenzin Takla, his private secretary.

“When he woke up this morning (Tuesday) he was feeling discomfort and so we brought him to Delhi. Doctors said he will undergo treatment for next two- three days,” he added.

The sources said that the Dalai Lama witnessed sleeplessness and restlessness on Monday night.

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Reiwa - A new era dawning in Japan, marking a break from Chinese
TOKYO: A new era or 'gengo' begins in Japan on May 1 with the coronation of prince Naruhito. The current emperor, 85-year old Akihito, had abdicated last year due to poor health. The new era has been named 'Reiwa' as against the running gengo called 'Heisei'.

'Reiwa' is a character of 'harmony' chosen from an ethnic work of poetry signifying a break from the tradition of following Chinese names and laying stress on Japan's own culture.

The era is printed on coins, newspapers, driving licences and all other official papers. The system is gradually declining with dependence on Western calendar.

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Notre Dame Paris cathedral goes up in flames; Macron vows reconstruction

The iconic Notre Dame cathedral of Paris, where Napoleon had his coronation, and where the crown of thorns Christ wore was believed to have been kept, has been consumed by flames. The spire, the roof and artefacts inside are gone. Donations are pouring in and Macron has vowed to reconstruct the historic building. The ancient cathedral is a Unesco World Heritage site. Disney has a film made on "Our Lady."

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Three killed as plane collides with parked copters in Nepal's Lukla airport

Three people died on Sunday when a plane collided with two parked helicopters while taking off at Lukla airport, known as Tenzing Hillary airport, near Mount Everest, 125 km northeast of Kathmandu. There were no passengers as it was returning. It veered off while take-off and collided with the copters. The dead were two security guards who were standing nearby and the pilot. With no radar or navigation device and a very short runway, Lukla is described as the most dangerous airport. It is the gateway to Mount Everest.

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Shashi Tharoor injured in temple mishap in Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, seeking re-election from the constituency in the Lok Sabha polls, was injured while performing Thulabharam ritual at a temple in the city on Vishu, Kerala's harvest festival, on Monday morning. He received six stitches in the head at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital.
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Yet another helpless Indian woman having had to go to Saudi Arabia in search of work as maid servant has reportedly died of physical and mental torture by her employer, it has been alleged. However, the Indian Foreign Ministry has said after an inquiry that she died of natural causes.
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